The Old Stables has been extended, restored and refurbished to a particularly high standard of specification, retaining much of its original character and charm, and now extending to about 1670 square feet of living space on 2 floors.
Gussage St Michael is a popular hamlet adjacent to the popular village of Gussage All Saints, and the property is accessible off a private gravelled driveway. Traditionally constructed, the building has solid walls of brick, with 4 hipped dormers to the front elevation, under a roof of small plain tiles.
The Old Stables stands in pretty gardens and grounds that will be over a quarter of an acre including garaging for 4 vehicles.
The property has a high oak-framed gabled entrance porch with a front door to the dining room. The dining room features a decorative Victorian style pewter fireplace, built-in store cupboards, and a flagstone floor extending through to the kitchen/breakfast room.
The recently fitted kitchen/breakfast room has a range of storage cupboards and drawers, post formed worktops and an inset ceramic 1.5 bowl sink. A particular feature is a Sandyford oil fired range cooker which also supplies the central heating and domestic hot water. There is space for an American style fridge/freezer, a Schott Ceran ceramic hob, and a number of free-standing Old England style units (which are available by separate negotiation and include a butcher's block style island unit.)
The charming sitting room has a large inglenook style fireplace with a wood burning stove, 2 fitted full height shelved wall units, and double glazed French doors to the garden. There is a magnificent oak-framed conservatory of contemporary design, with double glazed roof and 4 pairs of double glazed French doors opening onto the rear garden. The conservatory has a Travertine floor with electric under floor heating.
There is a wet room with a modern, contemporary style suite comprising concealed low cistern WC, marble worktop, inset wash hand basin, fully tiled walk-in shower, and high gabled ceiling. The utility room has space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer.
From the sitting room a dogleg staircase leads to the split level landing which has double glazed Velux skylights. Bedroom 1 has a range of built-in wardrobe cupboards and exposed timbers. The family bathroom includes a rolltop bath, a high cistern WC and a wash basin. Bedroom 2 has an en-suite shower room, and Bedroom 3 (which is L shaped) has dual aspect windows and a wash basin.
The beautifully maintained cottage gardens lie to the front, side and rear of the cottage and adjoin OPEN COUNTRYSIDE to the rear. There is gated access from the village lane to the front which is partially walled and paved with a pergola that has established climbing vines. The secluded garden has been designed as a series of rooms linked by meandering footpaths with lawns, flower beds, water feature and superb summerhouse. The garden will include a vegetable plot with raised beds and asparagus bed, 4 espalier apple trees and traditional, brick and flint open faced barn along with a woodland area.
The Old Stables is one of three detached properties located opposite the pretty village hall. The Old Stables owns the gravelled driveway that also provides access to the other two cottages and leads in turn to a substantial double garage (with up-and-over doors, lighting and power points), a recently constructed oak-framed, open-fronted barn style double garage and parking area. A gate leads through to the garden and on to the front door.
COUNCIL TAX: Band ‘F’.
EPC RATING: ‘F’.
DIRECTIONS: From Wimborne, proceed north on the B3078 towards Cranborne for approximately 5 miles. Turn left at The Horton Inn, and proceed over a stone bridge. Continue towards the Blandford-Salisbury Road and, after about 3.5 miles, turn right, signposted to Gussage St Michael. Proceed down a steep hill, and Manor Road can be found at the bottom of the hill, on the left hand side. The Old Stables is immediately on the right.
This Promap image is not intended as a precise representation of where the properties boundaries will be or an area of land. It should be treated as an approximate guide only. Interested parties should have their solicitor check the exact dimensions on the Title Plan.